Wood Cook Stove and Heating Blog
How to Clean a Wood Stove and Chimney
Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 12 August 2020
Proper maintenance of your wood stove can increase its lifespan and improve the quality of the stove to make sure you're enjoying it for years to come! Depending on how often you use your stove, you should be cleaning the inside every few weeks and the chimney at least once per year. Read on to discover how to clean a wood stove and how to clean a wood stove chimney. Getting Started: Make Sure Your Wood Stove is Cold Before you begin, make sure your wood stove is cold to the touch. ...
How to Start a Wood Stove in 5 Easy Steps
Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 8 July 2020
There's no better smell in the world than when you're hungry and your next hot meal is cooking over the stove. Especially when that stove is a traditional wood cook stove! But how can you make sure you're starting with the best fire in your wood stove in order to make the most delicious meals? Follow these 5 simple steps and we guarantee your fire will be burning optimally no matter what's cooking! Related Read: Choosing the Best Wood to Burn in a Wood Stove Step 1: Extr...
Wood Stove Cooking-The Old Fashioned Way
Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 5 June 2020
Among many others, wood stove cooking is one of the main reasons to make the switch from gas or electric stoves over to a traditional wood-burning cook stove. It may take a bit of learning, but once you master the art, we guarantee you'll never want to go back! What Can You Cook? As long as the stove you own is specifically made for cooking, it should be fitted with everything you need to replicate any meal you would normally make over a standard range or oven. From stews and soups ...
Choosing the Best Wood to Burn in a Wood Stove
Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 15 May 2020
When it comes to your wood stove, not all firewood is created equal. Whether you're chopping down trees yourself or buying pre-cut lumber from a local supplier, you'll want to make the most of it by being aware of the best wood to burn in a wood stove. What's the difference between hardwood and softwood, and why does it matter? We could go into a great deal of detail here, but we don't want to bore you! All you really need to know is that hardwood comes from deciduous tr...
5 Reasons Switching to a Wood Burning Stove is Worth It
Posted by Northern Cookstoves on 15 April 2020
These long, cold, Ontario winters (that seem to go on for the better part of the year) likely have you asking yourself, "is a wood burning stove worth it?" We find ourselves in mid-April and many residents of Ontario are still knee-deep in snow. Love it or hate it, winter investments are worth their weight in gold where we're from, and a wood burning stove for cooking and heating may just be the multi-functional appliance that you're missing in your life. 1. A Wood Bur...